Summary: Have had this controller for at least 16 years maybe longer. It has always plugged in and worked. Have used it for flight sims and mech warriors and anything else a long term gamer can use it for and have had NO trouble with it at all. I must be a lucky one per other reviews but that's the facts. I do use windows 7 and the profiler works just fine. the only reason I do not give them the five stars is the poor software that you need to search for and download.
Summary: Well I just bought this one after my old Logitech Attack 3 died on me, This one will take some time getting use to due it's extra force you need to move it around. But its very good and precise accuracy.
Pros: Very Precise, Wide sturdy base, Very long USB Cable to reach any location you need.
Summary: Played DCS and Arma 3 with it and I have to say it is pretty nice to have. Precise enough to give you great control over your aircraft, which is a good thing, though with DCS I sometimes had issues with accidentally activating the afterburner. Easily fixed with default keys but you guys might want to add a little zone on the slider that shows where the burners would activate in FSX, DCS, etc.
Only buy if CD-software is included if no Internet
3 January 2014
Summary: downloaded LGS FOR MY Windows7 LapTop and had my 1999 TestDriveOffRoad3 program playable within mins. VERY POOR DOCUMENTATION, NO HINT OF LGS 'PROFILER' NEEDED,NO SOFTWARE INCLUDED... LogitechGamingSoftware DOWNLOAD URL HARD TO FIND ON LOGITECH.COM WEB SITE. [ http://www.logitech.com/en-us/support/extreme-3d-pro?
Summary: I am very happy with my purchase of this joystick. The low cost combined with four axes of movement, a hat switch, and a dozen programmable buttons makes this a truly great stick to use on a flight or combat sim. I love the precision with which I am now able to pilot my helicopters in Arma 3; and the for Flight Simulator X, it's a truly awesome control system for those just getting into simulators.
Summary: My favorite simulator joystick, still hard to beat after all these years! The throttle control is very smooth and well placed. This is the second one of these I have owned. If you use it on Windows 7 or 8, you will need to go online to the Logitech website and download the free updated installation software, because the disc that comes with the joystick (from the late 90's early 2000's isn't compatible. Windows XP will probably be compatible.
Summary: Every year. That about covers it. Only buy new from reputable stores/sites! Great stick and much more stable than anything in its class. Button placement, triggers, (initial)accuracy, price are all very good. Really wish it was a bit more rugged. Throttle control can be a bit iffy and/or the 1st to go. The buttons usually hold up ok, but the stick gives up after a year (hopefully) of hard use.